Olympus mons is 27km high-more than three times the height of Mount Everest. Mars needs human landing so would we get a benefit if we landed on olympus mons as our first landing? Would the height be a noticable advantage?

  • $\begingroup$ What does the "m" stand for in "27m"? $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Apr 22 at 14:01
  • $\begingroup$ @organic-marble i edited it to show actual height which is 27km $\endgroup$ – Topcode Apr 22 at 14:04
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    $\begingroup$ I don't understand where the question is here, the title and the question text do not match up. $\endgroup$ – GdD Apr 22 at 14:15
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    $\begingroup$ Landing on Olympus Mons would be very hard. It's 27 km high so a parachute would not slow you down enough. Any landing on Olympus Mons from orbit would have to be almost entirely propellant based. $\endgroup$ – Star Man Apr 22 at 14:32
  • $\begingroup$ Related: space.stackexchange.com/q/6102/32284 $\endgroup$ – Star Man Apr 22 at 14:33

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